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Paul Mantz (1903–1965)

American aviator who became the most renowned stunt flyer in movies of the mid-twentieth century. The son of a school principal, he grew up Redwood City, California and developed a fascination with flying as a boy. He joined the Air Corps as a cadet and was a brilliant student pilot, but he was discharged after buzzing a train full of high-level ... See full bio »

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 1965 The Flight of the Phoenix (stunt double: James Stewart - uncredited) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1960 Rogue for Hire (TV Series) (additional stunts)
 1957 The Wings of Eagles (aerial stunts - uncredited)
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1949 Twelve O'Clock High (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1947 Jungle Flight (stunt pilot)
 1943 Learn and Live (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1942 Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1942 Flying Tigers (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1942 Captains of the Clouds (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1942 Young America (stunt pilot)
 1941 Keep 'Em Flying (chief stunt pilot: torpedo chase and flying sequences)
 1941 Flying Cadets (stunt pilot)
 1941 International Squadron (stunt pilot)
 1941 The Bride Came C.O.D. (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1941 I Wanted Wings (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1941 The Face Behind the Mask (stunt pilot)
 1940 Flight Command (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1940 Charter Pilot (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1940 Hired Wife (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1940 Men Against the Sky (stunt-pilot - uncredited)
 1940 Isle of Destiny (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1940 The House Across the Bay (stunt pilot)
 1939 20,000 Men a Year (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1939 Coast Guard (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1939 Stunt Pilot (stunts - uncredited)
 1939 Only Angels Have Wings (chief stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1938 Flight to Fame (stunt flyer - uncredited)
 1938 Too Hot to Handle (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1938 Men with Wings (stunt pilot)
 1937 The Woman I Love (stunt pilot)
 1936 Love on the Run (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1936 The Border Patrolman (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1936 Sins of Man (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1936 Border Flight (stunts - uncredited)
 1936 The Country Doctor (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1936 Ceiling Zero (stunt flier - uncredited)
 1935 Storm Over the Andes (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1935 West Point of the Air (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1935 Loves of a Dictator (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1934 Here Comes the Navy (aerial stunts - uncredited)
 1933 Night Flight (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1933 Flying Devils (stunt flyer - uncredited)
 1933 Central Airport (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1933 Parachute Jumper (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1932 Air Mail (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1931 The Galloping Ghost (stunt pilot - uncredited)
 1930 Hell's Angels (stunt pilot - uncredited)
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A. Paul Mantz

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Personal Quote:

I'm not a stunt pilot. I'm a precision pilot.


According to Bob Fish of the Associated Airtanker Pilots, Danville California: Mantz installed a rubber bladder in the bomb bay of his WWII TBM Avenger and filled it with water. Thus becoming the first to demonstrate the incredible value of aerial technology in wildfire suppression. See more »

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